East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, February 28, 1902, Image 6

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    .FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1902.
All Kinds of Seeds,
Orders for any kind
of Seed Solicited by
Who Sells Field hence In all heights,
as well as every variety of HARD
WARE, Barbed Wire, &c
re meat
Schwarz & Qreulich,
Phone, Main 18. 607 Main Street.
Kemerer Coal. First Class Wood
Orders Promptly Filled.
Telephone, Red 401, or call on
Office Main Btreet, just opposite Hans
ford & Thompson's hardware store.
LaFontaine k Garrison
, Proprietors
Old Dutch Henry
Peed Yard.
Cavalry Horses for Sale,
Notary and
$3.50 to $5 Delivered
Order of ua and save money.
Orders for Rubber Stamps
also solicited.
1001, by
.4. S.
i Jason's
"Widow Jnson was the relict of Farm
er Jason, anil she carried on the farm
after his death with even more wisdom
than lie had shown himself possessed
of. She was still on the brighter side
of forty, fair to look upon and was at
peace with all her neighbors until the
one to the east of her sold out and a
stranger moved in.
lie was a man of middle age named
Chlsholm, and, being a widower, ids
lister managed the house for him. If
the Widow Jason was one of those who
wondered what sort of man he was,
she was the llrst to ilnd it out. Anion?
her live stock that year were a dozen
hogs, and It was the fault of her hired
man that there were holes in the
fences through which they made their
way into the potato field or the new
neighbor. She had just finished her
brealifast one morning when Chisliolm
was announced. He had the courtesy
to lift ills hat and give his name, but
he also had the bluntness to add:
"Madam, your Infernal hS iiavo
rooted up half nil f,cre of potatoes for
me, and If 0u can't manage to keep
'eni lifime I'll shoot every one of 'em!"
She looked at him and saw tlmt lie
was above the ordinary and felt that
had she been introduced In the conven
tional way she would have been pleas
ed to make his acquaintance. But his
rude greeting angered her, and, being a
woman with a mind of her own, she
at once replied:
"I can pay for all the potatoes on
your farm, and If you come here to
threaten me you'll And a woman who
don't scare!"
"Well, you keep your hogs at home."
"And you keep yourself in the same
Tlmt was the first tilt. The fences
were mended and the hogs were In de
spair when a high wind blew a gate
open, and the drove spent the night in
the same potato field. Next morning
Chisliolm drove ten of them home and
said to Widow Jason:
"Madam, there are dead hogs belong
ing to you in my held. Will you have
them removed or shall I bury them?'
"You killed them, did you?" she ask
ed. "I did. I told you I would, and I
"Then I'll have the law on you."
"Go ahead."
She went to law, and there was a
suit, and she was Inglorlously benten.
Womanlike she felt pretty bitter over
It, but at the same time she haa to
give Mr. Chisliolm credit for lack or
any bitterness. He stated his case In
the mildest manner aud even spoue
highly of her aa a neighbor. When
she returned home after the lawsuit,
she said to her hired man:
"Josh, if that man Chisliolm comes
on my land again I want you to throw
him off."
"l'es'm, I'll do It," replied the sturdy
It wasn't a fortnight before Chis
liolm came. He was on UIb way to the
house when Josh headed him off and
ordered him back. He refused to go,
and Josh laid hold of him to do the
throwing net, but fouud himself n lick
ed man In about three minutes. While
he sat on the ground with a handful of
grass to his bleeding nose the victor
paeced on to the woman, who had wit
nessed the fracas from the front steps.
Lifting his hat, he said;
"Madam, those hogn of yours have
been at It again this time In my corn
fieldand I've had to kill another."
"Have you dared to kill auother of
tuy hogs?" she demanded as her cheeks
flamed and her eyes flashed.
"I have. Shall I bury him?"
"Sir, you are a scoundrel!"
"And you are a charming widow!"
She drove to town at ouie to see her
lawyer. Thero wbb $10 In the case for
him", win or lose, and he advised her to
sue. She sued and cot beajen .again.
i i ; r 1 1
The defendant referred to her In the
highest terms, but he also proved that
her fences wore out of repair. The
lawyer saw ?10 more In it, win or lose,
and advised Josh to prosecute for as
sault and battery. Josh brought his
swollen nose nnd black eye Into court
and was beaten by several lengths. Ho
had provoked the encounter, nnd If he
had got the worst or it the law couldu't
help him.
It was a month before anything fur
ther happened. The fences around the
hog lot were thoroughly repaired, and
for four weeks the porkers had to
make the best of their sad lot. Then
Josh loft the bars down one night, and
as the widow was getting breakfast .
. i ji i. -K1- Tin If nn
sue ueuru mi; trntu ui -.
hour later Mr. Chisliolm appeared to
"Good morning, Mrs. Jason. Those
wretched hogs of yours rooted up my
garden lust night, nnd this morning I
killed another of them. If you want
another lawsuit. I'll drive you to town
hi my own buggy."
"Aud you you've shot another?" she
"I have."
"Then I'd like to shoot you! You are
the meanest man in the state of Ohio!"
"Yes'm," he replied, with a bow as
he turned away.
Widow Jason drove to town to con
sult her lawyer again. There was ?10 t
I In it for him, win or lose, but this time
i i. fihlsholm was arrested for ninli-
clous persecution. In his testimony he
i referred to the-plalntlf as "that lady"
and exhibited no animus wnatever, uiu
he also proved that he was the one per
secuted. The widow's hogs would not
let him alone. She was beaten again,
and this time a stout pen was built,
and the hogs were shut up. The farm
ers had of course taken sides. Some
contended that Chlsholm had exhibited
a mean nnd unueighborly spirit and
others that the widow had been dere
lict in not mending her fenqes, and
there wns much talk and discussion.
It occurred now and then that the two
principals met on the highway or at
the crossroads meeting house, but
while Chlsholm lifted his hat and bow
ed as If there was nothing on his mind
the widow, except for her blazing eyes,
seemed carved of stone.
That pen held the hogs for a long
six weeks, but hogpens have their
weak points, and patience and pei se
verance will seek them out. The hot
sun warped a board and made an open
ing, and the industrious swine eniargeu
It until one night they all passed out
and headed straight for the next farm.
They fetched up among the cabbages,
pumpkins, squashes, melons and car
mis nnd (lurinc the lone hours of
darkness they rnu riot. They were
missed -from the pen early next morn
lug, and the widow sat down on the
doorstep and cried. She cried because
she was vexed, aud she cried because
she was a woman. Every minute she
expected to hear the crack of Clils
bolm's rifle, and she fully realized that
any further appeal to the law would
be wasted. She was vexed at the
hogs, at Josh and at Chlsholm. Her
tears were still fulling when the new
neighbor stood before her and bowed
and said:
"Mrs. Jason, those blamed hogs of
yours damaged me a hundred dollars'
worth last night."
"And how ninny more have you kill
ed?" she asked.
"None. I've just driven 'em home."
"But why why"
"Because I see how It Is. I must
cither kill off your whole drove or
build a pen myself. I shall come over
tonight to talk to you about it."
He appeared an hour after supper,
and it was 11 o'clock before he went
home. Even then the "talk" was not
finished. As a matter of fact it re
quired a great many evenings and was
niilv concluded one winter's night
when she laid . her head on his shoulder
and said:
"If you are really sure that you love
me. then the farm, the hogs and I are
vours. and we'll be married New
i'eur's day."
FlMhlnic For Dncka.
In India nu ingenious scheme is prac
ticed for taking ducks on a line, which
Is attached at one end to a flexible stick
stuck un in the mud. the other extrem
ity having a double pointed needle of
bone attached to it. The latter is uau
ed by stringing upon it some grains of
corn. Presently along comes Mr. Duck,
swallows the needle and finds himself
a captive the .moment he tries to fly
away. In olden times the Cape Cod
fishermen depended largely for bait up
on the scafowl they took on tneir voy
neres. To catch them they threw out
Ashing lines with hooks on the end, to
which were attached chunks or coa
liver. The latter floated because of the
oil they contained, nnd murres, gulls
and other birds swallowing tnem were
quickly pulled In, skinned and chopped
Itoaat Peacock.
In the old days a peacock was per
baps the most gqrgeous and decorative
dish on the Christmas board. This was
prepared by first carefully removing
the sum without losing tue reamers
M'lin fnwl wns then dressed, stuffed
with all kinds of good things, roasted
and finally sewed into its skin, still re-
tnlntni? the brilliant nluinnce. The
beak was gilded, and this dish, fit for
a king, wbb piacea,upou tue tauie amiu
the blare of trumpets nnu the raptur
pus uppiauBe oi tue reveiers.
C.nliitire I.nce I- Vncd For Walnl",
Jneketx nnd Evciiliur TVrnpw.
Many pretty lace boleros arc easily
converted Into dinner waists by tack
ing them deftly over a white satln'sllp
with a suggestion of chiffon nnd a
pointed waistband. Some of the odd
remnants of lace now on sale make
smart little sack coats lined with Bilk
or satin and even edged with fur. A
confection of this sort makes a charm
ing wrap for evening wear.
Louis Quinze jackets of lace arc
among the smart winter thin things
which will be also much worn next sum
mer. Heavy guipure lace Is best for this
purposq, and the jacket cau be made
separately to be worn with different
gowns. Some of these jackets are trim
med with embroideries, others with np
pllqued flowers and still again others
with medallions of tucked aud painted
Evening wraps of lace arc cut after
the fashion of very loose Chinese coats.
The Louis XV. gown in the illustra
tion is made of pink crepe de chine
and lace. There are a fichu of pink chif
fon and deep elbow frills of the same.
The rest of the waist is in the form of
a lace jacket made of all over guipure
lace. The skirt has a full flounce ueaii
ed by a wide band of the lace. The
belt is of panne and is passed through
silts in the front of the jacket.
Junic u HOI. LET.
A Smitrt IreH of TIiIh Color SUonlU
Be In Every Woiiiuii'm Wiirdrolie.
A dress of black lace edged with a
thick niching of net, gauze or chiffon
is charming over white satin, 'lne
neck can bo cut decollete for evening
wear, and for day occasions a gulmpe
can be made to wear with it. These
black gowns are the most useful a wo
man can have.
Prettv and serviceable black gowns
are being made of black crepe de chine
much tacked and combined with black
velvet chiffon and jet.
Mary of the new French models for
skirts show box plaited backs and not
ftnly single and double plaits, but quite
a cluster of plaltB with a box plait in
the center. Some of the skirtB even
huve slight gathers. The newest Blips
to wenr under semltransparent skirts
are made with deep flounces and are
put on full at the back. They are fin
ished with a plaited frill laid on quite
at the edge of the flounce.
The black crbpe do chine gown in the
uketch is made in semlnrlncess" fnBliIon.
The continuous tucked effect gives it
the princess look. It is cut uecollete
hut the bnre effect of the neck Is part
ly hidden by perpendicular applications
of jet held In place by means or n
transparent jet collnr. The sleeves
pouch Into a considerable fullness and
arc held Into a cuff of jet, The skirt
liuf; a gored flounce headed by the jetted
nnnlicatlon. Judio chollet.
A Fenltnore Coopfr Letter.
An nutoirrnnh collector of Phlladel
phla has in his possession the following
lnlpr written bv James Fenimore
r.tini. tr tilu utilillKlicrs In ISol:
"T hnno vou will be wrong lu nutlet
pntlng a bad reception for 'The Bravo.'
i fMimmt tell rou much of its reception
in Eurone. though Gossclin says it is
Wirtnrtiv Kiiecossful in France
America is, of all countries, one of the
innst fnvnrablc to works of the Ming
ination. In Europe or, rather, in Eug
innd. where there has existed a neces
sitv of accounting for some success in
the very teeth of their prejudices and
wishes.' it has been the fashion to suy
that no writer ever enjoyed so favora
ble an opportunity as I because I am
Arnnrlnnii ii ml n snUnr. As to the
4,1. llliii-i .,..-- ......
nnllor nnrt of the business, it is gross
ly nbsurd. for what advantage -has an
American sailor over any otner xnej
know the falsehood of what they say
In this respect, for I can get iJ.uuu tor
a nautical tale that shall celebrate timg
llsli skill tomorrow. For myself. 1 can
write two European stories easier than
r .....Wr nin A ,.lllttlMltl WllV. Ell-
Imnir ia n rnmnlirl WilliC &1
Amii.fn la n innttor of fact. hUUlUrUlU.
common buhbu resiuu uum
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Cnpe Florida."
Orrmnn Students nml Beer.
To sneak of the pleasures of the Ger
man student and mako bo mention of
beer would be like the piny of "Ham
let" with the part of the uielanciioiy
Dane loft out. As the student strolls
about the country or the city, in the
music halls and theaters, at his social
gatherings of all kinds, at dinner or at
suniier. he steadily drinks uls ueer
The code of health drinking and the
otlnuette of the drinking bout are com
plicated and most punctually observed.
ah miivni'Ritv functions include a
creat drinking bout jubilees of r
nowned professors, club anniversaries,
ceremonies in honor of a retiring pro
fessor. Any and every ceremony is in
complete without the formal knelpo
with toasts. He has attempted to throw
a poetical glamour nround beer, to m
vest it with the charm of tradition and
to hallow it with old associations of
collece days.
In Europe the Americau prefers to
drink water, and this is a -great mys
terv to the Germans, who cannot pos
sibiy understand how they can prefer
this to beer. Detroit Free Press.
Poor Sinner's Hell.
The poor sinner's bell is a bell in tbt
fltv nf Rreslan. in the province of
Silesia, Prussia, and hangs in the towei
of one of the city churches. It was
cast July 17, 1380, according to historic
records. It is said that a great bell
founder of the place had undertaken
to make the finest church bell he had
ever made.
When the metal -was melted, the
founder withdrew for n few moments,
leaving a boy to watch the furnace
and cnioinine him not to meddle with
the catch that held the molten metal,
but the boy disobeyed the caution, and
when he saw the metal flowing into
the mold he called the founder.
The latter rushed in and, seeing ns he
thought his work of weeks undone and
his masterpiece ruined, struck the boy
a blow that caused his immediate
death. When the metal cooled and the
mold wns opened, the bell was found to
be not only perfect, but of marvelous
sweetness of tone.
The founder cave himself up to the
authorities, was tried and condemned
to death. On the day of his execution
the bell was rune to cull people to at
tend church and offer u prayer for the
unhappy man s soul, auu from tnat ii
obtained the namo of "the poor sinner's
Klnicicr Smeritltlonn.
Kingship has been kin to superstition
nlwavs. James 1. of Englanu was su
perstltious about dates, and there were
i-Amni-l.-nlilo nnitinlflenops In bis life
with certain dates of the calondnr. The
horn wns strnnirelv interwoveu with
the days of birth and marriage ottkhj
wife and same of his children una tneir
wives. But James was un old fool who
made love to young Buckingham, wild'
laughed in his face and robbed him or
his lewels.
Napoleon was superstitious about the
way he nut on his stockings. I' reuencK
the Great and the creat Peter of Uus
sin were superstitious about dozens of
thlncs. Marlborouuh. both ns .lacit
Churchill nnd tlio duke, wns BUPCrsti
tious as well as n thief and a traitor,
Nearly all the Stuarts were superstl
tlous and double dealers in religion.
Henrv of Navarre was superstitious
but that never kept him from a thou
sand infidelities. All the children,. of
Catherine of Medici were scared to
deatli by their superstitions, but they
could lie, cheat and murder just us
well. If Cromwell wan n victim. of .su
perstition, he kept it to himself. New
xoru Press.
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Free Bus fleets all 'trains.
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